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Potato Salad

The ingredients are simple but seem to blend well so every taste comes singing through the somewhat less-vocal potatoes: dill pickle, onions, eggs, mayo, and a shot of spicy brown mustard.

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Cornbread Salad

A cooking team at Concord United Methodist Church prepared this dish for the 37 seniors served by Wesley House Community Center in Knoxville, Tenn. This recipe is particularly easy and "crazy good."

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Strawberry Fluff Salad

The guests of a drive-thru meal ministry in Knoxville loved this easy and inexpensive blend of fruit-flavored gelatin, whipped topping (Cool Whip), cottage cheese, and crushed pineapple. Everyone who saw it said, “Oh, my mother/grandmother used to ...

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Green Bean-Corn Casserole

Martee Buchanan serves this casserole at Wesley Foundation at Radford University. I loved the colors in the dish along with the mixture of fresh and frozen vegetables and of course, the taste!

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Southern Greens

JaNaé Swanson-Brown says she learned to cook her Southern-soul collards by first watching her mother and grandmother in Millen, Georgia, and then perfecting the art through her own “trial and error.”  We used her recipe to cook collards and also ...

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Broccoli Salad

Who would have thought a broccoli salad would be a drive-thu ministry hit? The recipe is a gift from the mother of Martee Buchanan, director of the Wesley Foundation at Radford University.

Sweet Potato Cookies

Marci Villanueva found a way to combine sweet potatoes with chocolate chips to make yummy cookies! The cookies feature a blend of spices but pack a punch of sweet potato taste

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Chocolate Gravy

The first time I ever heard of chocolate gravy, I was well into my 50s. “That’s a thing?” I asked. “It’s a Southern thing?” How could I have missed it? Yet miss it I did. I was visiting Camp Lookout when introduced to the notion of ladling warm ...

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Oatmeal Cake

“To ease the pandemic stress, we started baking.” A family recipe from Chris Sneed, Church Street United Methodist Church, Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Chicken Pot Pie

Macy Mitchell of Bearden United Methodist Church took a family recipe and used it along with her gifts and passion to bless people in the early days of the pandemic.

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Potato Soup

From The Call to Cook, the food and faith blog from Holston Conference Communications When autumn finally chills the evening, what do you crave for supper? Could it be potato soup? Scott Ketron posts incredible photos of the cooking he’s been doing ...